Perm

Perm would have been an average industrial city in the Urals with some fine heritage architecture and a station on the Trans-Siberian railway were it not for the cultural revolution which occurred here in the early 2010s and transformed the city into a cultural hub with diverse and innovative art scene. And although further developments were curbed after the dismissal of the chief curator Marat Guelman, it gave the city a cultural boost which is still echoed today. Despite the fact that Guelman's main project, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art has moved from the city centre to the outskirts, it still runs superb exhibitions, and there's no shortage of art projects in other museums and in the city, including self-guided walking tours around the historic centre and vibrant arts festivals.

POPULATION1 048 011

DISTANCE FROM MOSCOW1442 km

FOUNDED IN1723

UTC+5

See

Meshkov House

Perm State Art Gallery

PERMM

Museum of Perm Prehistory

Eat & Drink

Mishka.Food

Sister's Bar

Philter Coffee

Sleep

Diaghilev Art Hotel

Get There
By Air:
The newly-opened terminal operates regular flights to Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Anapa, Simferopol, Novosibirsk, Ufa and other Russian cities. 
By Train:
There're two railway stations in the city. Perm I operates regional services, while Perm II serves Trans-Siberian trains from Moscow and St Petersburg to Vladivostok. The journey from Moscow to Perm takes around 20-24 hours depending on the train. The journey from St Petersburg takes just over 30 hours.
Get Around

The centre of Perm is relatively small and it's feasible to get around on foot. However, you'll need to take a bus or a taxi to get to the city centre from the railway station or the PERMM Museum. Taxis are cheap, but make sure you use Yandex.Taxi, Uber or Gett apps to get a fair rate.